Review: “Magic Tests” (Kate Daniels #5.3) by Ilona Andrews

I first read this short story as part of the collection Small Magics. It also appears in the anthology An Apple for the Creature, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. My review is below: Because I’m always thrilled to learn more about Kate’s protege, I was delighted to read “Magic Tests” in this collection. JulieContinue reading “Review: “Magic Tests” (Kate Daniels #5.3) by Ilona Andrews”

Review: Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) by Ilona Andrews

This fun novella features a new protagonist in the urban fantasy world of Kate Daniels, the weretiger Dali. She is absolutely adorable and I love her. But what I love best about her is that is also a complete badass, even if a different sort from Kate and Andrea Nash (two other POV characters inContinue reading “Review: Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) by Ilona Andrews”

Review: Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews

This novella takes place between Magic Strikes and Magic Bleeds in the Kate Daniels universe, but the point-of-view character is Kate’s friend Andrea Nash instead. We’ve already been introduced to Andrea and know secrets about her character from previous books in the series, but this time, she’s the hero of her own adventure. Once again,Continue reading “Review: Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews”

2019 Resolution Project: Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews

My 2019 Resolution Project over at my other blog, Speculative Chic, is to read the entire Kate Daniels urban fantasy series by Ilona Andrews, finishing up with a first read of the final book in the series. I’ve read the third book, Magic Strikes, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt: “KateContinue reading “2019 Resolution Project: Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews”

2019 Resolution Project: Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews

My 2019 Resolution Project over at my other blog, Speculative Chic, is to read the entire Kate Daniels urban fantasy series by Ilona Andrews, finishing up with a first read of the final book in the series. I’ve read the second book, Magic Burns, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full reviewContinue reading “2019 Resolution Project: Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews”

2019 Resolution Project: Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews

My 2019 Resolution Project over at my other blog, Speculative Chic, is to read the entire Kate Daniels urban fantasy series by Ilona Andrews, finishing up with a first read of the final book in the series. I’ve read the first book, Magic Bites, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full reviewContinue reading “2019 Resolution Project: Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews”

Review: “A Questionable Client” (Kate Daniels #0.5) by Ilona Andrews

This short story takes place prior to any of the novels in the Kate Daniels urban fantasy series. However, reading this story after reading at least the first novel, Magic Bites, works best. “A Questionable Client” tells the story of how Kate first meets one of her informational contacts, a shape-shifter called Saiman. He’s kind ofContinue reading “Review: “A Questionable Client” (Kate Daniels #0.5) by Ilona Andrews”

Review: MAGIC BINDS (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews

Once again, Ilona Andrews delivers a fast-paced novel with unique characters and plenty of drama and humor. I’m a sucker for a wedding, and we’re quickly approaching Kate and Curran’s (finally!). But Kate’s evil overlord father has set up shop right outside Atlanta, and Kate has bigger things to worry about than dress fittings andContinue reading “Review: MAGIC BINDS (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews”

Review: MAGIC STEALS by Ilona Andrews

While Kate and Curron obviously hold a place close to my heart, I think my favorite romantic couple in this series is easily Dali and Jim. Because I’ve also known these characters as individuals for so long, this makes their relationship all the sweeter.

Review: MAGIC STARS by Ilona Andrews

I know that I have about a million favorite things about this series, but two of them are definitely Julie and Derek, the foster kids/proteges of the two main characters. Watching them “grow up” and come into their own skills and powers over the course of the books has been a treat, and it wasContinue reading “Review: MAGIC STARS by Ilona Andrews”